From this perspective, it is unsurprising that the realized arhat
, while beyond the constraint of forming the new karma relevant to rebirth in samsdra, embodies an example of the path to others that suicide would clearly compromise (and as reflected in the broad textual presentation of, especially monastic, suicide).
Ravana, Lord of Lanka, O Mahamati, asked a twofold question of the Tathagatas of the past who are Arhats
and perfect Buddhas; and he wishes now to ask me too a twofold question in order to have its distinction, attainment, and scope ascertained--this is what is never tasted by those who practise the meditation of the Sravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, and philosophers; and the same will be asked by the question-loving ten-headed one of the Buddhas to come." (Lankavatara Sutra, Chapter 1) The Buddha told Mahamati that he was laughing because Ravana asked him questions in order to understand the teaching better, showing that he was on the correct path.
The statue represents a young monk in a moment of meditation; he's possibly one of the 500 arhats
, those perfected Buddhist disciples who have gained insight into the true nature of existence.
As far as the similarity between Dimmesdale and the Arhat
is concerned, we find substantial intertextual links.
Among the works on display is a 100-metre long painting with the working title Arhat
, which took 200 painters eight months to complete.
The Commentary on the Doctrinal Verses (Dhammapada-atthakathd) contains a story describing an inadvertent thought by a young brahman man named Soreyya, who one day was riding in a carriage with some friends and saw the great arhat
Mahakatyayana standing at the city gate and putting on his upper robe before going on his alms round.
Evolutionary biologist Arhat
Abzhanov developed the chickens with snouts by cutting a square hole in the shell of a chicken egg and dropping in a small gelatinous protein bead before watching the embryo develop.
He expressed these views while inspecting schools damaged by bomb blast at Arhat
Baba, Sherikaira here on Tuesday.
Furthermore, what distinguishes the bodhisattva (5) from the arhat
of Classical Theravada is the bodhisattva's penetration of the emptiness of all things.
The four most famous varieties of these are "Da Hong Pao" (big red cape), "Bai Ji Guan" (white hen claw), "Suei Qing Gui" (water turtle), and "Tie Luohan" (iron Arhat
Nor are stupas objects of relic worship as if a Buddha or arhat
bone was intrinsically worthy of veneration.
Maitrapala Senanayake, Minister of Industries, Home and Cultural Affairs, wrote an article in 1961 entitled "Our Religion is the Basis of Our Culture" in which be said: "Since the day Arhat
Mahinda introduced Buddhism into Ceylon the life and thought of the people in this country have been molded by this message.